The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostThu, 30 Jun 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngKWM makes up 12 in Australia to complete global round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-makes-up-12-in-australia-to-complete-global-round-20838137/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12305747_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons has announced the promotion of 12 lawyers to partner in Australia with effect from 1 July, completing the firm's 2016 global round.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-makes-up-12-in-australia-to-complete-global-round-20838137/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:06DLA Piper boosts Swedish presence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-boosts-swedish-presence-87783759/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28462584_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Continuing its Nordic expansion, DLA Piper has confirmed a merger with Swedish law firm Grönberg Advokatbyrå.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-boosts-swedish-presence-87783759/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:06RHTLaw Taylor Wessing merges with Vietnamese ally<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rhtlaw-taylor-wessing-merges-with-vietnamese-ally-86847082/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33930457_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In a move intended to strengthen its regional cross-border practice, Taylor Wessing's Singapore member firm has moved to fully integrate with its Vietnamese strategic ally.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/rhtlaw-taylor-wessing-merges-with-vietnamese-ally-86847082/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:06Robot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets, and counting<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/robot-lawyer-overturns-160000-parking-tickets-and-counting-8664655/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23141199_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The brainchild of a 19-year-old British entrepreneur, DoNotPay has been achieving impressive results in London and New York.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/robot-lawyer-overturns-160000-parking-tickets-and-counting-8664655/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:06Revenue inches up at Norton Rose Fulbright<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-inches-up-at-norton-rose-fulbright-70395195/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8158582_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has posted a modest increase in its global revenues for the last financial year as fluctuations in the US dollar placed a drag on growth.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-inches-up-at-norton-rose-fulbright-70395195/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:06Devereux Chambers to lead crowdfunded Brexit legal challenge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/devereux-chambers-to-lead-crowdfunded-brexit-legal-challenge-25491948/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40635673_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Barrister Jolyon Maugham QC is teaming up with human rights firm Bindmands to take on the EU referendum result.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/devereux-chambers-to-lead-crowdfunded-brexit-legal-challenge-25491948/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:06Blank Rome scoops up Hollywood divorce royalty<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/blank-rome-scoops-up-hollywood-divorce-royalty-50822704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9253010_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Celebrity divorce attorney Stacy Phillips is joining the firm's ranks from 1 July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/blank-rome-scoops-up-hollywood-divorce-royalty-50822704/Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:06The good and bad of Brexit for lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-good-and-bad-of-brexit-for-lawyers-5559435/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_141778327.jpg' border='0'/></a>The falling British pound could complicate matters as law firms and their clients wait out the legal and regulatory uncertainty of the UK's vote to leave the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-good-and-bad-of-brexit-for-lawyers-5559435/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:06White & Case to open in Cairo<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-to-open-in-cairo-96088495/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cairo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>White & Case is to open an office in Cairo after announcing an association with new Egyptian law firm MHR & Partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-to-open-in-cairo-96088495/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:06Report shows market share of unregulated providers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-shows-market-share-of-unregulated-providers-90552160/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_178036877 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Legal Services Board has found that the size of the for profit unregulated sector is smaller than previously thought.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/report-shows-market-share-of-unregulated-providers-90552160/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:06Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge to separate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirby-noonan-lance--hoge-to-separate-22255491/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37770136_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>After 40 years, San Diego-based law firm Kirby Noonan Lance & Hoge will separate into multiple firms: Kirby & Kirby LLP, Noonan Lance Boyer & Banach LLP, Hoge Law Firm, The Law Office of Steven W. Sanchez and The Law Office of Christopher T. Wright.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kirby-noonan-lance--hoge-to-separate-22255491/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:06Over half of UK legal firms believe talent pool has shrunk<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/over-half-of-uk-legal-firms-believe-talent-pool-has-shrunk-31246882/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_248080240 (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>More than half of UK legal firms feel that the skilled talent pool within the sector has shrunk over the last year, according to Clayton Legal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/over-half-of-uk-legal-firms-believe-talent-pool-has-shrunk-31246882/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:06Vodafone may shift HQ out of post-Brexit Britain<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/vodafone-may-shift-hq-out-of-post-brexit-britain-31253447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13022894_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Regulatory uncertainty is forcing many global companies and their lawyers to weigh up the costs and benefits of staying based in the United Kingdom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/vodafone-may-shift-hq-out-of-post-brexit-britain-31253447/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:06Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-99146372/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Promotion1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-99146372/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 15:06GCs in hot demand at Silicon Valley law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-in-hot-demand-at-silicon-valley-law-firms-13961110/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34689922_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The unique skill set of an in-house counsel is becoming more and more attractive to law firms working on the West Coast.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-in-hot-demand-at-silicon-valley-law-firms-13961110/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:06Polaroid faces patent infringement lawsuit from GoPro<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/polaroid-faces-patent-infringement-lawsuit-from-gopro-58643362/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28321485_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>GoPro is targeting the companies behind the Polaroid Cube and Polaroid Cube+ cameras for alleged infringements on GoPro patented technologies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/polaroid-faces-patent-infringement-lawsuit-from-gopro-58643362/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:06Turnover up 7 per cent at Kennedys<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turnover-up-7-per-cent-at-kennedys-75638510/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14992073_m_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Growth in the Asia-Pacific Region has buoyed revenues at the insurance specialist firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turnover-up-7-per-cent-at-kennedys-75638510/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:06Law Society calls for pause on regulatory shake-up after Brexit vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-calls-for-pause-on-regulatory-shake-up-after-brexit-vote-25284077/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57201923_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Plans to separate the Law Society from the SRA should be delayed until the post-Brexit legal landscape becomes clearer, says chief executive Catherine Dixon.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-calls-for-pause-on-regulatory-shake-up-after-brexit-vote-25284077/Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:06Led Zeppelin win in “Stairway to Heaven” trial<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/led-zeppelin-win-in-stairway-to-heaven-trial-86155858/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_93102310.jpg' border='0'/></a>Led Zeppelin members Robert Plant and Jimmy Page have won a copyright lawsuit that claimed they plagiarised the music in their 1971 anthem “Stairway to Heaven."http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/led-zeppelin-win-in-stairway-to-heaven-trial-86155858/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:06Brexit could trigger two-year M&A drought, say legal dealmakers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-could-trigger-two-year-ma-drought-say-legal-dealmakers-62927977/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53550548_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The uncertainty surrounding Britain's future outside the EU will do little to inspire confidence for lucrative cross-border M&A deals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-could-trigger-two-year-ma-drought-say-legal-dealmakers-62927977/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:06Turnover up at Watson Farley & Williams, Sacker & Partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turnover-up-at-watson-farley--williams-sacker--partners-88689732/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9680699_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Both firms have posted modest growth in their revenues for the 2016 financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turnover-up-at-watson-farley--williams-sacker--partners-88689732/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:06Barclays finalises global roster after review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/barclays-finalises-global-roster-after-review-13514522/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/barclays13.jpg' border='0'/></a>Firms including Ashurst, Bond Dickinson, Clifford Chance, DWF, Eversheds, Hogan Lovells, Mayer Brown, Reed Smith and Simmons & Simmons have won places on banking giant Barclays' reduced legal roster.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/barclays-finalises-global-roster-after-review-13514522/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:06Corbyn names new shadow lord chancellor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corbyn-names-new-shadow-lord-chancellor-23720495/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12641446_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>After a mass exodus in his shadow cabinet, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has picked a close ally and former employment lawyer to take up the role of shadow lord chancellor and secretary of state for justice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corbyn-names-new-shadow-lord-chancellor-23720495/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:06Gide Loyrette Nouel begins new alliance in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gide-loyrette-nouel-begins-new-alliance-in-hong-kong-1167713/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14361073_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The French law firm has closed its Hong Kong office and begun an alliance with a local firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gide-loyrette-nouel-begins-new-alliance-in-hong-kong-1167713/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 13:06More shadow ministers resign after Brexit vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/more-shadow-ministers-resign-after-brexit-vote-56563258/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52450933_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Sir Keir Starmer QC and Andy Slaughter have become the latest in a wave of shadow ministers to resign in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/more-shadow-ministers-resign-after-brexit-vote-56563258/Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:06Ashurst pulls out of Rome<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-pulls-out-of-rome-43587865/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/rome3.jpg' border='0'/></a>In its second European closure this month, Ashurst has announced it is shutting its Rome office after five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ashurst-pulls-out-of-rome-43587865/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:06RPC hits &pound;100m turnover mark<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rpc-hits-100m-turnover-mark-55577123/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_269637059 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>RPC has seen turnover hit &pound;100m for the first time after its top line grew by 6 per cent, from &pound;94m to 2014/15 to &pound;100.5m in the last financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rpc-hits-100m-turnover-mark-55577123/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:06UK's future in ECHR in doubt<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uks-future-in-echr-in-doubt-1607465/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57433528_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal experts have expressed doubts about the future of Britain's commitment to the European Convention on Human Rights following the following the UK's vote to leave the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uks-future-in-echr-in-doubt-1607465/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:06Labour's shadow justice leaders resign amid Brexit fallout<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/labours-shadow-justice-leaders-resign-amid-brexit-fallout-15750357/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12641446_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Members of Labour's shadow justice team are among the wave of shadow cabinet ministers who have resigned in protest against Jeremy Corbyn's leadership in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/labours-shadow-justice-leaders-resign-amid-brexit-fallout-15750357/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:06London law firms could cut back on EU trainees in wake of Brexit vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-law-firms-could-cut-back-on-eu-trainees-in-wake-of-brexit-vote-55306416/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53432411_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Brexit could have a serious impact on City of London law firms' approach to hiring trainee solicitors, as European Union graduates from outside the UK face being frozen out of the job market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-law-firms-could-cut-back-on-eu-trainees-in-wake-of-brexit-vote-55306416/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:06Baker & McKenzie makes up 85 worldwide<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-makes-up-85-worldwide-8477636/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28825637_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Baker & McKenzie has made up 85 lawyers in this year's global round, with a focus on building its M&A, disputes and tax offering.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/baker--mckenzie-makes-up-85-worldwide-8477636/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:06Law firms mull pay freezes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-mull-pay-freezes-38303850/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7332969_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In the wake of UK's decision to leave the EU, law firms are considering whether to cancel planned pay rises.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-mull-pay-freezes-38303850/Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:06Sri Lankan lawmakers to approve new freedom of information law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sri-lankan-lawmakers-to-approve-new-freedom-of-information-law-23031910/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34486411_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Today, Sri Lankan lawmakers unanimously approved new legislation which will give citizen's the right to demand access to public information and records.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sri-lankan-lawmakers-to-approve-new-freedom-of-information-law-23031910/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:06Dentons picks up prominent LGBT advocate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-picks-up-prominent-lgbt-advocate-99083317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/LGBT2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Evan Wolfson, one of the legal architects behind the campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in the United States, is coming on as a senior counsel at the global megafirm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-picks-up-prominent-lgbt-advocate-99083317/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:06SCOTUS deadlocks on Obama immigration reform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotus-deadlocks-on-obama-immigration-reform-13330875/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US Supreme Court cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>One judge down, the Supreme Court has hit yet another 4-4 split, this time on President Obama's proposed amnesty for immigrants.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotus-deadlocks-on-obama-immigration-reform-13330875/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:06Maclay, Murray & Spens posts weak vitals after merger collapse<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/maclay-murray--spens-posts-weak-vitals-after-merger-collapse-71919923/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Growth_Down.jpg' border='0'/></a>Turnover was only slightly up at the Scottish firm this past year, while PEP has slumped by double digits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/maclay-murray--spens-posts-weak-vitals-after-merger-collapse-71919923/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:06Australian firms cutting back on partner headcounts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-firms-cutting-back-on-partner-headcounts-26788005/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34036970_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent survey has discovered that Australian law firms are shedding far more partners than they are gaining.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australian-firms-cutting-back-on-partner-headcounts-26788005/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:06Law firms brace to face the Brexit unknown<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-brace-to-face-the-brexit-unknown-34408116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53432411_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, and law firms are getting ready to facilitate the messy divorce.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-brace-to-face-the-brexit-unknown-34408116/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:06Linklaters becomes last Magic Circle firm to hit $180k<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-becomes-last-magic-circle-firm-to-hit-$180k-31490141/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cashflow1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Cravath pay scale has now officially swept the entire Magic Circle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-becomes-last-magic-circle-firm-to-hit-$180k-31490141/Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:06Dixons Carphone bumps Linklaters in first post-merger panel review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dixons-carphone-bumps-linklaters-in-first-post-merger-panel-review-20774762/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21894595_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has deposed Linklaters as the telecom retailer's go-to legal advisor.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dixons-carphone-bumps-linklaters-in-first-post-merger-panel-review-20774762/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06King & Wood Mallesons promotes 12 to Australian partnership<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--wood-mallesons-promotes-12-to-australian-partnership-94563926/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42365032_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest Australian promotion round is the largest at the firm in the last five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--wood-mallesons-promotes-12-to-australian-partnership-94563926/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06Cleveland gives criminal defendants 'day off' for basketball championship<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cleveland-gives-criminal-defendants-day-off-for-basketball-championship-53462385/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/58094182_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Criminal defendants were excused from attending their court dates on Wednesday as the Cleveland Cavaliers emerged from battle with their first NBA Championship title in half a century.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cleveland-gives-criminal-defendants-day-off-for-basketball-championship-53462385/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06New online video game to help prepare litigants-in-person for court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-online-video-game-to-help-prepare-litigants-in-person-for-court-66851686/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9671340_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>One organisation wants to help litigants-in-person play their way towards a successful day in court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-online-video-game-to-help-prepare-litigants-in-person-for-court-66851686/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06'Our firms are stronger in Europe', say law firm leaders<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/our-firms-are-stronger-in-europe-say-law-firm-leaders-88883395/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57433528_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The day that will decide Britain's fate either in or out of the European Union has finally arrived - and lawyers are urging the public to stick to the status quo.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/our-firms-are-stronger-in-europe-say-law-firm-leaders-88883395/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06India advances 'Made in India' with watered-down foreign investment rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-advances-made-in-india-with-watered-down-foreign-investment-rules-51681871/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16587551_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Indian government has announced sweeping changes to the country's rules on foreign direct investment, potentially opening the door for more multinationals to set up shop in India.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/india-advances-made-in-india-with-watered-down-foreign-investment-rules-51681871/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 11:06Revenue up 9 per cent at Stephenson Harwood<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-up-9-per-cent-at-stephenson-harwood-83674118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23927787_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has released performance stats for yet another record-breaking year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/revenue-up-9-per-cent-at-stephenson-harwood-83674118/Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:06Women lawyers want equality without quotas, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-lawyers-want-equality-without-quotas-survey-finds-79306753/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38200120_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent survey of lawyers in the UK found that most women lawyers feel that gender equality quotas are an unhelpful approach to boosting the presence of women in firm partnerships.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-lawyers-want-equality-without-quotas-survey-finds-79306753/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:06BSB to host debate on controversial 'super-exam'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bsb-to-host-debate-on-controversial-super-exam-68926406/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_177793619 (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>Industry stakeholders will be invited to weigh in on proposed new routes to barrister qualification, including a track which would be open to non-graduates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/bsb-to-host-debate-on-controversial-super-exam-68926406/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:06Mayer Brown opens new office in Dubai<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mayer-brown-opens-new-office-in-dubai-43580241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dubai21.jpg' border='0'/></a>The new office will be the firm's first venture into the Middle East.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mayer-brown-opens-new-office-in-dubai-43580241/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:06Global firms kick-off search for talent in India<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-firms-kick-off-search-for-talent-in-india-40641628/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/India13.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firms are scouring the county for top-class legal talent in preparation for greater liberalisation in the Indian legal services market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-firms-kick-off-search-for-talent-in-india-40641628/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:06Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-65838147/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26315249_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-65838147/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:06It's Brexit or bust for Michael Gove<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/its-brexit-or-bust-for-michael-gove-9525259/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/52797752_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Secretary of Justice has hinted that he may step down from his position in the UK government if voters decide to back Vote Remain in tomorrow's referendum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/its-brexit-or-bust-for-michael-gove-9525259/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:06New report uncovers growing dissatisfaction with traditional law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-report-uncovers-growing-dissatisfaction-with-traditional-law-firms-91534074/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42070794_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Research from Deloitte has found that more than half of GCs are considering turning to non-traditional firms and other legal service providers for their outside legal work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-report-uncovers-growing-dissatisfaction-with-traditional-law-firms-91534074/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:06Latham & Watkins poaches Lacovara from Freshfields<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham--watkins-poaches-lacovara-from-freshfields-98162027/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/manhattan6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Yesterday, Freshfields executive partner Michael Lacovara announced that he has quit the firm just six months after being appointed to its leadership team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham--watkins-poaches-lacovara-from-freshfields-98162027/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:06Pay up, bonuses down for senior in-house lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pay-up-bonuses-down-for-senior-in-house-lawyers-12938248/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/salary1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The average base salary for senior in-house lawyers has climbed 12 per cent in the last year, but bonuses have slid in the opposite direction.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pay-up-bonuses-down-for-senior-in-house-lawyers-12938248/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:06Court rules iPhone 6 in violation of Chinese design patents<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/court-rules-iphone-6-in-violation-of-chinese-design-patents-70960988/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38141623_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Apple may be forced to halt sales of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus products in Beijing following a ruling by the city's intellectual property authority.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/court-rules-iphone-6-in-violation-of-chinese-design-patents-70960988/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:06Top GCs pen letter to US Senate calling for Garland confirmation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/top-gcs-pen-letter-to-us-senate-calling-for-garland-confirmation-47625560/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Supreme court.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel from some of the biggest companies in the United States are urging the county's Senate to turn its attention to the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the US Supreme Court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/top-gcs-pen-letter-to-us-senate-calling-for-garland-confirmation-47625560/Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:06US Senate rejects gun control measures in the wake of Orlando massacre<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-senate-rejects-gun-control-measures-in-the-wake-of-orlando-massacre-72309801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26540666_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Just one week after one of the deadliest mass shootings in the history of the United States, the country's deadlocked Senate appears no closer to advancing legislative measure which would curb the sale of firearms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-senate-rejects-gun-control-measures-in-the-wake-of-orlando-massacre-72309801/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:06Fieldfisher enters Italy through merger in Milan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-enters-italy-through-merger-in-milan-81764633/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11855040_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>UK-based firm Fieldfisher has announced a Swiss Verein-structured merger with Italian firm Studio Associato Servizi Professionali Integrati (SASPI).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-enters-italy-through-merger-in-milan-81764633/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:06EY Legal unveils Americas expansion with key hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-legal-unveils-americas-expansion-with-key-hires-53027527/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_94735297.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal services arm of Big Four accounting giant EY has picked up new partners in Canada, Argentina and Chile.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ey-legal-unveils-americas-expansion-with-key-hires-53027527/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:06Nissan prepares to launch lawsuit against Vote Leave campaign<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nissan-prepares-to-launch-lawsuit-against-vote-leave-campaign-13897577/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38407426_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Japanese car manufacturer Nissan is planning to sue the official campaign for Britain to leave the European Union after the company's logo was included on a Vote Leave leaflet.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nissan-prepares-to-launch-lawsuit-against-vote-leave-campaign-13897577/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:06Iran gets ready for business<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/iran-gets-ready-for-business-96432306/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24877133_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Iran is back in the media again but this time it is for promoting business and attracting and welcoming foreign investors, says Shahrzad Atai who heads up Child & Child's Middle East practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/iran-gets-ready-for-business-96432306/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:06Law Society of Ireland confirms pre-Brexit registration rush<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-of-ireland-confirms-pre-brexit-registration-rush-37811867/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57493254_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Figures from the Law Society of Ireland confirm that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for UK-based lawyers seeking admission in Ireland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-of-ireland-confirms-pre-brexit-registration-rush-37811867/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:06Starbucks latte lawsuit to go ahead, judge rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/starbucks-latte-lawsuit-to-go-ahead-judge-rules-45967567/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41297289_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US federal judge has ruled that a class action lawsuit which accuses coffee giant Starbucks of 'uniformly under-filling' its lattes should proceed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/starbucks-latte-lawsuit-to-go-ahead-judge-rules-45967567/Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:06Neuberger calls for debate on the ethics of artificial intelligence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/neuberger-calls-for-debate-on-the-ethics-of-artificial-intelligence-20882103/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28111836_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Supreme Court president has called on legal educators to place ethics at the core of law curriculum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/neuberger-calls-for-debate-on-the-ethics-of-artificial-intelligence-20882103/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06Milbank, Weil and Paul Weiss advise on $870m Elizabeth Arden takeover<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/milbank-weil-and-paul-weiss-advise-on-$870m-elizabeth-arden-takeover-41142990/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41950884_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Cosmetics giant Revlon has agreed to buy skincare and fragrance brand Elizabeth Arden for $870m with advice from two heavyweight law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/milbank-weil-and-paul-weiss-advise-on-$870m-elizabeth-arden-takeover-41142990/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06SCOTUS won't back Trump's Muslim immigration ban, says top White House lawyer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotus-wont-back-trumps-muslim-immigration-ban-says-top-white-house-lawyer-73072229/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12149840_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Obama Administration's top lawyer before the Supreme Court has swiftly trashed the possibility that a 'ban' on Muslims travelling to the United States may become law under a Trump presidency.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/scotus-wont-back-trumps-muslim-immigration-ban-says-top-white-house-lawyer-73072229/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06Leigh Day found guilty of professional negligence over Trafigura claim<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leigh-day-found-guilty-of-professional-negligence-over-trafigura-claim-76964247/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20123627_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A High Court has ruled that leading group action law firm Leigh Day was negligent in its duty of care to thousands of the victims of the Trafigura toxic waste spill.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leigh-day-found-guilty-of-professional-negligence-over-trafigura-claim-76964247/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06London Court of Arbitration to see showdown between Weil Gotshal and Clifford Chance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-court-of-arbitration-to-see-showdown-between-weil-gotshal-and-clifford-chance-30567933/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7049235_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The two firms will go head-to-head as Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund International Petroleum Investment Co (IPIC) pursues $6.5bn from Malaysia's controversy-ridden 1MDB development fund.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-court-of-arbitration-to-see-showdown-between-weil-gotshal-and-clifford-chance-30567933/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06Ashurst shuts its doors in Sweden<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-shuts-its-doors-in-sweden-98592824/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sweden1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ashurst has confirmed that it will close its office in Sweden, with its entire national workforce set to join Stockholm-based firm Hamilton.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-shuts-its-doors-in-sweden-98592824/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06Law Society poised to cut PC fees for 2016/2017<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-poised-to-cut-pc-fees-for-20162017-99334940/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51672046_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Society has announced plans to cut the practising certificate fee for solicitors by 9 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-poised-to-cut-pc-fees-for-20162017-99334940/Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:06Lawyer-on-lawyer complaints rise a third in five years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-on-lawyer-complaints-rise-a-third-in-five-years-85440645/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20042792_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>New figures show that reports of misconduct against solicitors by fellow legal professionals have jumped a third in five years to over 2,500.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-on-lawyer-complaints-rise-a-third-in-five-years-85440645/Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:06Law firm launches app for doing business in Indonesia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-launches-app-for-doing-business-in-indonesia-59264329/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Indonesia2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovells has launched a new app intended to help businesses navigate the legal landscape when in Indonesia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-launches-app-for-doing-business-in-indonesia-59264329/Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:06Clients start speaking out against the 'Cravath effect'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-start-speaking-out-against-the-cravath-effect-45901353/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/wall street3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Associates are no doubt delighted by the race to $180k engulfing the world's biggest law firms - but the clients who fear they'll be footing the bill are less happy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-start-speaking-out-against-the-cravath-effect-45901353/Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:06Dentons UKMEA turnover lifts 7 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-ukmea-turnover-lifts-7-per-cent-53862737/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39624265_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The global megafirm has reported steady growth with revenue in the UK, Middle East and Africa region increasing from &pound;155m to &pound;165m in the 2015/2016 financial year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-ukmea-turnover-lifts-7-per-cent-53862737/Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:06Australian law firm boss named next ICC vice-chairman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-law-firm-boss-named-next-icc-vice-chairman-59477691/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/global6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corrs Chambers Westgarth chief executive and partner John Denton has been chosen to succeed Sunil Bharti Munil as the latter moves up to become chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-law-firm-boss-named-next-icc-vice-chairman-59477691/Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:06Magic Circle rush to Ireland ahead of Brexit vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-rush-to-ireland-ahead-of-brexit-vote-51219833/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/50388749_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers from City giants Allen & Overy, Freshfields, Slaughters and Hogan Lovells are all looking to Ireland to insure their practice in the EU against a possible Vote Leave outcome at next week's referendum.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/magic-circle-rush-to-ireland-ahead-of-brexit-vote-51219833/Fri, 17 Jun 2016 12:06Mishcon de Reya advises former Torex boss in claim against RBS and KPMG<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mishcon-de-reya-advises-former-torex-boss-in-claim-against-rbs-and-kpmg-98229188/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/42696258_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mishcon de Reya is acting for former Torex Retail chief executive Neil Mitchell in a &pound;128m claim against the Royal Bank of Scotland and KPMG, with Dentons and Stephenson Harwood advising the defendants.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mishcon-de-reya-advises-former-torex-boss-in-claim-against-rbs-and-kpmg-98229188/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:06Linklaters and Freshfields take roles as Steinhoff angles for Poundland takeover<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-and-freshfields-take-roles-as-steinhoff-angles-for-poundland-takeover-33952861/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_194050259 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Magic Circle outfits Linklaters and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have landed lead roles in an attempt by South Africa's Steinhoff to takeover British retailer Poundland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-and-freshfields-take-roles-as-steinhoff-angles-for-poundland-takeover-33952861/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:06Merkel stresses importance of independent Chinese judiciary<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/merkel-stresses-importance-of-independent-chinese-judiciary-34960328/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36839311_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been in China on a state visit and has used the occasion to urge Beijing to ensure an independent judiciary.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/merkel-stresses-importance-of-independent-chinese-judiciary-34960328/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:06McDermott, Will & Emery co-chairs to step down next year<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-will--emery-co-chairs-to-step-down-next-year-32458787/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chicago3.jpg' border='0'/></a>An internal memo has confirmed that firm co-chairs Jeff Stone and Peter Sacripanti will be stepping down from the helm in 2017.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mcdermott-will--emery-co-chairs-to-step-down-next-year-32458787/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:06Sir Phillip Green comes out swinging against Olswang<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sir-phillip-green-comes-out-swinging-against-olswang-40730165/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55203535_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The former BHS owner has taken aim at Olswang over its role in conducting due diligence for the sale of embattled UK department store BHS.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sir-phillip-green-comes-out-swinging-against-olswang-40730165/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:06Mossack Fonseca IT worker detained in Panama Papers probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mossack-fonseca-it-worker-detained-in-panama-papers-probe-89543071/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10007378_l_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A computer and information technician from Mossack Fonseca's Geneva office has been arrested and detained by Swiss authorities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mossack-fonseca-it-worker-detained-in-panama-papers-probe-89543071/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:06Bond Dickinson and Womble Carlyle announce transatlantic alliance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bond-dickinson-and-womble-carlyle-announce-transatlantic-alliance-9851147/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/partnershippuzzle.jpg' border='0'/></a>UK outfit Bond Dickinson has formalised its relationship with US-based firm Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to smooth out client care across two continents.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bond-dickinson-and-womble-carlyle-announce-transatlantic-alliance-9851147/Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:06Quinn Emanuel launches UK construction disputes group with HSF hire<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-launches-uk-construction-disputes-group-with-hsf-hire-31470796/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London crop.jpg' border='0'/></a>James Bremen has left Herbert Smith Freehills to establish a UK construction disputes practice at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/quinn-emanuel-launches-uk-construction-disputes-group-with-hsf-hire-31470796/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:06DLA Piper partner fined &pound;15k for sexist emails<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-partner-fined-15k-for-sexist-emails-33368595/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lady Justice3.jpg' border='0'/></a>A London-based partner at DLA Piper has been fined &pound;15,000 for sending 'despicable' emails to the Premier League's executive chairman Richard Scudamore.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-partner-fined-15k-for-sexist-emails-33368595/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:06International firm launches innovation hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/international-firm-launches-innovation-hub-5524279/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44155179_s (2)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>DAC Beachcroft has become the latest international law firm to create a team focused on innovation, with its Claims Solutions Group launching Innovations Lab, a new research and development hub.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/international-firm-launches-innovation-hub-5524279/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 13:06SEC raises the profile of whistleblower program with $17m award<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-raises-the-profile-of-whistleblower-program-with-$17m-award-23395298/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56998408_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Securities and Exchange Commission has handed down a $17 million award to a financial services industry whistleblower, the second largest in the five-year history of the regulator's whistleblower program.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/sec-raises-the-profile-of-whistleblower-program-with-$17m-award-23395298/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:06Hair restoration clinic threatens lawsuit against Gawker Media<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hair-restoration-clinic-threatens-lawsuit-against-gawker-media-63289853/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Trump1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Gawker Media could be hit with yet another lawsuit for questioning the authenticity of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's signature coiffure.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/hair-restoration-clinic-threatens-lawsuit-against-gawker-media-63289853/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:06Obama and the FCC clinch key victory in the battle for net neutrality<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/obama-and-the-fcc-clinch-key-victory-in-the-battle-for-net-neutrality-56556459/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/obama1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Internet service providers (ISPs) are gearing up for a legal battle after a US court ruled to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's rules regarding net neutrality.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/obama-and-the-fcc-clinch-key-victory-in-the-battle-for-net-neutrality-56556459/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:06Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94486344/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21449036_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-94486344/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:06Sullivan & Cromwell rotates leadership in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sullivan--cromwell-rotates-leadership-in-london-21628404/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35333282_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The elite firm has selected a new managing partner for its London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sullivan--cromwell-rotates-leadership-in-london-21628404/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:06ABA begins random audits of law school employment stats<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-begins-random-audits-of-law-school-employment-stats-19631800/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45304158_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The graduate destinations data provided by US law schools to the American Bar Association is about to be subject to a new level of scrutiny, amid concerns that some schools are fudging their figures.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aba-begins-random-audits-of-law-school-employment-stats-19631800/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:06Aspiring artists work harder than wannabe lawyers, new data suggests<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aspiring-artists-work-harder-than-wannabe-lawyers-new-data-suggests-83442287/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47507040_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A recent survey from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) has concluded that law students are putting in fewer hours of study per week, on average, than students studying creative arts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/aspiring-artists-work-harder-than-wannabe-lawyers-new-data-suggests-83442287/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 11:06DLA Piper unveils new partnership with AI firm Kira Systems<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-unveils-new-partnership-with-ai-firm-kira-systems-27829722/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11888402_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Multinational firm DLA Piper has signed a deal that will give its M&A team access to artificial intelligence technologies for due diligence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-unveils-new-partnership-with-ai-firm-kira-systems-27829722/Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:06Barristers have bigger pay gap than any other profession, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barristers-have-bigger-pay-gap-than-any-other-profession-survey-finds-3699814/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/STOCK1YES.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new taxable income study from the Australian National University has measured the gender pay gap among Australian barristers at a staggering 184 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barristers-have-bigger-pay-gap-than-any-other-profession-survey-finds-3699814/Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:06PwC pushes Aussie growth<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-pushes-aussie-growth-6267528/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23926413_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Professional services giant PwC has boosted its Australian operation with the addition of five new senior partners to its legal services team.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pwc-pushes-aussie-growth-6267528/Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:06'Cravath effect' makes its way to Asia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cravath-effect-makes-its-way-to-asia-49401713/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_179296124.jpg' border='0'/></a>Several firms have extended the pay raise wave currently sweeping through New York to their lawyers in Asia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/cravath-effect-makes-its-way-to-asia-49401713/Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:06Top 100 UK law firms achieve fee income growth of 5.4 per cent in FY16<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-100-uk-law-firms-achieve-fee-income-growth-of-54-per-cent-in-fy16-69891281/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10928372_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK's largest law firms achieved an average increase in fee income of 6 per cent in the final quarter of the financial year ended 30 April 2016 compared with the same period last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/top-100-uk-law-firms-achieve-fee-income-growth-of-54-per-cent-in-fy16-69891281/Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:06US firms lead as Microsoft scoops up professional networking giant LinkedIn<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-firms-lead-as-microsoft-scoops-up-professional-networking-giant-linkedin-25777945/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12147529_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati both scored key roles on Microsoft's $26.6bn acquisition of LinkedIn, confirmed yesterday.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-firms-lead-as-microsoft-scoops-up-professional-networking-giant-linkedin-25777945/Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:06